Follow the 4 major meridians that travel through your abdomen with this simple self massage technique.
This massage is safe and effective for abdominal bloating, PMS, constipation and more. For best results, massage your abdomen 1-3 days before your cycle begins.
If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, there are contraindications with lower abdominal massage. Please be advised.
This massage is light pressure, working the fluid layer just beneath the surface of your skin. Self abdominal massage is beneficial to your digestion, hormones and lymphatic function. If you suffer from pre-menstrual mood changes, bloating and low back aches, use a castor oil pack on your liver prior to doing the self abdominal massage routine. By using castor oil packs, the flow of lymph is increased throughout the body. This helps to speed the removal of toxins and has a wide range of benefits including the release of metabolic waste from the cells, freeing up liver congestion.
Abdominal massage also encourages peristalsis, the active wave like movement that breaks down food and releases waste from the intestines. For this reason, this massage is indicated for constipation or sluggish digestion. For best results, do self abdominal massage 2-3 times per week or as needed for sluggish bowls.
Various types of abdominal massage like Chi Nei Tsang, Hara, Visceral Manipulation and Maya Arvigo are specialized modalities that address aspects of physical and emotional symptoms related to an organ in distress.
If you struggle with IBS, food sensitivities, abdominal bloating, emotional eating or restricting, anxiety, depression, infertility, UTI’s, yeast infections and irregular periods, I recommend working with a practitioner who specializes in addressing these organ systems. Traditional Chinese Medicine and Functional Medicine are great resources for getting to the root of abdominal related conditions.
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